Emission reduction models / Modelli di riduzione delle emissioni

(EN) Scientist at Met Office in UK  have conducted a series of ‘what if’ climate projections to give a better understanding of the temperature rises we could expect if action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is slow or delayed. The worst part of the report is that risks of dangerous climate change will not increase slowly as greenhouse gases increase. Rather, the risks will multiply  if we do not reduce emissions fast enough: plants, soils and oceans currently absorb about half of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, limiting rises in atmospheric CO2 and slowing global warming but as temperatures increase, this absorption is very likely to decrease. ——————- (IT) Gli scienziati inglesi del Met Office hanno condotto una serie di proiezioni rispetto al “cosa succede se”  sul riscaldamento globale ( riassunti nell’immagine di questo post ) che ci permette di vedere chiaramente le conseguenze di un’azione più o meno incisiva nel limitare le emissioni. La parte peggiore delle

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Time for Climate Camp/Tempo di Climate Camp

(EN) Climate Camp 2008 started last monday and is located near Kingsnorth, a coal-fired power station that pumps 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. The organizers chose this location ‘cos while the current power station is scheduled to be knocked down, owners plan to build a brand new coal-fired plant in same place. On Saturday August 9th, the climate camp will go beyond talk and in a mass action will shut down Kingsnorth. At the beginning of July they distributed 30.000 copies of an inspiring freepress describing the politics or radical climate camp activism and the plan for the forthcoming week. There is also a nice hand-drawn map of the camp. When a climate camp in Italy that recently inaugurated a new coal power plant? (IT) Lunedì scorso è iniziato il Climate Camp 2008, posizionato proprio vicino a Kingsnorth una centrale a carbone che pompa nell’atmosfera 10 milioni di tonnellate di CO2 all’anno. Gli organizzatori

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